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METHOD OF TWO-WAY PAGING DISPLAY AND RETURN PATH

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008787D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-12
Document File: 2 page(s) / 87K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Casey Hill: AUTHOR

Abstract

Two-way pagers have limited inbound receiver infrastructure which can make in-building penetra- tion for the reverse link difficult. Many times the forward link can reach the pager due to simulcast- ing, but the reverse link cannot return the Ack mes- sage. A method is needed to overcome this reverse link problem inside buildings.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments

METHOD OF TWO-WAY PAGING DISPLAY AND RETURN PATH

by Casey Hill

  Two-way pagers have limited inbound receiver infrastructure which can make in-building penetra- tion for the reverse link difficult. Many times the forward link can reach the pager due to simulcast- ing, but the reverse link cannot return the Ack mes- sage. A method is needed to overcome this reverse link problem inside buildings.

  Another problem this invention solves is "elec- tronic overload". When at the desk, in a car, or at home the wireless user has a phone, computer/tele- vision and pager to juggle. The user may be in a chair and the pager on his/her side, in a purse, or in a pocket, making viewing the pager difficult. A method is needed to overcome this awkward method of pager viewing.

  This invention utilizes the computer link as a transport method for the two-way pager to use for the reverse channel. In addition, pages received may also be viewed on the "monitor" device such as a computer, television or car dashboard to ease the "juggling" of the pager.

  As an example: The two-way pager may receive a forward path simulcasted message, but in the office is not capable of acknowledging that mes- sage. Using the wireline computer, the pager may send the acknowledgement back to the paging sys-

tem via the internet. Also, the two-way pager may realize that its acknowledgments are being handled differently (ie, via computer terminal and the inter- net) and can be instructed to begin transmitting its messages to the computer screen for ease of view- ing. Once out of...